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Philippians 1:3 -- I thank my God upon every remembrance of you.
About Rodger, Sherbine, Riddell, Repp
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“Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, 
they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” 


Hooversville, Pennsylvania, was my home as a child and it will always be "Home" to me. When I 
started this web site I knew that my great-grandparents' surnames were Rodger, Clark, Sherbine, 
Coleman, Brubaker, Riddell, Lytle, Repp, and Witt.  

Gathering information about my ancestors has lead me on a wonderful journey back in time that 
traveled through Revolutionary America, France, England, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and 
Switzerland. 

Many ancestor surnames were new to me, and those newly discovered relatives have been added 
along the way. I've discovered that many of my ancestors were brave, determined, daring, 
patriotic, hard working, loyal, faithful, and God loving people. 

Along the way I discovered that I'm related to Milton Hershey of Hershey Chocolate fame 
and also Abraham Clark, who was one of the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence! 

It is amazing to me how all these ancestors came together, under God's great care and guidance, 
to create my parents, and, eventually, me! How thankful I am that all of these people lived the 
lives that they did!  How thankful I am to have had the joy and privilege to have been born and 
raised in a place called Hooversville, PA, where so many of my friends and neighbors are also a 
part of my extended family! 

As Dorothy Gale once said, "There's no place like home!"

(Because I didn't know where else to random Hooversville photos on this web site, you can find 
old town photos Hooversville under the name of John Rodger; and you can find old photos from 
Stoyestown under the name of George Riddell.)
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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